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Posted Oct 11 2012 2:35pm

The other day during Pirate Night,  my step mom brought up the subject of my blog and Danny. I don’t remember exactly what she said (I was busy drinking rum and collecting gold coins) but it was something along the lines of whether it bothered Danny or not that I blogged about my life, his life, and if it bothered him to be on the blog when he didn’t know what I was going to say until he read it himself.

I didn’t really think about it much then, but I have been thinking about it more these last few days. Danny said that no, it didn’t bother him to be on the blog or what I blogged about. There was only one time when a blog post bothered him, and he told me that he didn’t like it, and I actually made a blog apology post because I felt bad. No, I didn’t delete the original post because my feelings didn’t change, but I did feel like I owed him an apology.

If you want, you can read that post here. And you can read my apology here. (I’m sure Danny’s just going to love that I’m bringing this back up, but I figure if I’m talking about it, I might as well mention the post as well.)

What I’m wondering is: if your married or dating someone and you have a blog, how does your significant other feel about it?

I feel like if you have a blog, you can pick and choose what you’re going to put on that blog. There are tons of things that I do post and there are tons of things that I don’t post. And of course, you only see the side of me that I do share (which, actually, is what I’m like in real life anyway).

My point is that bloggers can pick and chose what to share and can have separate lives outside of their blogs. I feel that I put personal stuff on my blog, but not stuff that’s too personal. For example, I might say that me or the kids have a doctor appointment, but I won’t mention why we have that doctor appointment.

And of course, I leave out personal stuff for safety reasons, such as where Danny works or where my kids go to school. But I don’t think that Danny ever thinks that I share anything too personal about myself or him.

Danny is very easy-going and doesn’t mind that I put pictures of him and the kids on my blog. And the kids just love seeing themselves on the computer.

I also mention my family a lot on my blog, and so far none of them has told me to knock it off, so until then, I’ll keep doing it, but I don’t ever show them in a bad light.

Even if you don’t have a blog, what are your feelings on sharing personal information and talking about family and kids on blogs?

What are some of your favorite blogs that you read?

Moving on….

Last Night’s Workout

  • Approx 3.5 miles (outside and treadmill)

I meet up with some of my running group yesterday. Only one other guy was running and some other people were walking, so I ran and walked a bit. Then I came inside the gym and walked one mile on the pink treadmill. After you’re done on the pink treadmill, there’s a sheet to sign your name and how many miles you went. During October, 10 cents per mile is donated to breast cancer awareness.

I normally don’t run outside very much because I am a baby about the weather, so 99% of my workout clothes consist of black capris and tank tops. Since I’ve been running outside a bit more in the cool weather, I bought a long-sleeved shirt from Target to run it.

It’s very pink (as Danny pointed out) and it has thumb holes which I love because my hands get cold so fast. I think they’re meant to hold your sleeves in place, but I use them to keep my hands warm. I liked the shirt, but it rode up on me the whole time I ran. I kept having to pull it down, which was annoying.

I was going to wear it this Saturday for the Hot Cocoa 5k, but I think it’s going to be a problem.


Breakfast today was a peach oatmeal yogurt parfait.

It was so good, but I’m not sure how many more good peaches I’ll find at the store. The peach I used was a little too ripe. I guess peaches are more of a summer fruit.  Maybe I’ll make it with apples next time.

Today’s Workout

  • Step Class – 60 minutes
  • Elliptical – 18 minutes

After the gym this morning, my brother brought my niece over and we went to pick up our Hot Cocoa 5k race bibs. At the packet pick-up, I met Lindy from the blog Losing Lindy . She is running the 5k too, and she was so nice and sweet. She was actually the first ever other blogger that I’ve ever met!

And I looked oh-so-good when I met her too. No, no I didn’t. I was wearing gym clothes, with my Bear Paw boots, had dirty crazy hair, and no make-up on. So, I guess I pretty much looked like myself now that I think about it :)

The Hot Cocoa 5k was a little more expensive to sign up for – $39 but instead of a goody bag, you get a nice fleece jacket. A normal 5k costs between $25 and $30, so I figured the extra $10 or so was worth it for the jacket.

Questions of the day:

  • What are your thoughts on blogging?
  • Have you ever ran into someone when you looked not quite so good?
  • How much is too much for a 5k? How much do you typically pay for a race? I wanted to do a Zombie 5k last weekend, but it was $60! Now that’s crazy.
  • Favorite race goody? T-shirt, jacket, socks, power bar, etc?

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